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Olbermann responds to Jon Stewart's mocking

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 22nd 2010 2:29PM
If you missed Jon Stewart's impersonation of Keith Olbermann - calling him out on the comments he made about new Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown and other politicians and pundits - here it is. It's pretty funny (and accurate). Olbermann's response? "It was a little bit of a rip-off of the Affleck thing, but overall I'd give it a B-."

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What You Missed Last Night: The Daily Show predicts the future!

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 14th 2010 1:00PM
Every day on the morning shows, daytime shows, and cable shows, we see various "experts" and "trendspotters" who tell us what fashion, food, toy, and/or tech product is going to be the next big thing. Often these are ridiculous predictions, as The Daily Show pointed out last night.

I'd write more, but my flowers are boiling over.

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What You Missed Last Night: John Hodgman's "You're Welcome"

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 16th 2009 2:31PM
One of my favorite moments on television is when The Daily Show host Jon Stewart introduces John Hodgman. You know it's going to be funny and smart. In his "You're Welcome" segment last night, he attempted to solve the problem of the rising national debt.

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The Twelve Days of Festivus: Nine on-air breakdowns

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 15th 2009 11:00AM
Glenn BeckOn the ninth day of Festivus, TV gave to me... nine on-air breakdowns.

Director Alfred Hitchcock once said, "Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it."

Yes, having a camera stuck in your face for an hour or more a day must take a toll on your sanity. Your privacy is virtually limited. Your every move is scrutinized and criticized by faceless meanies. Your therapist is one session away from owning his own fishing trawler.

It's only a matter of time before the grasp of sanity is clipped away like a loose thread on a homemade snowman sweater and you turn into a blubbering, snotty, incoherent mess for all the world to enjoy. These are the personalities who lost it and may or may not have gained whatever "it" is back.

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What You Missed Last Night: Jon Stewart vs. Gretchen Carlson

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 9th 2009 3:32PM
Whatever your political persuasion, this is pretty funny. Jon Stewart first notices that a poll on FOX doesn't quite, well, add up, and then he notices a pattern in the way host Gretchen Carlson acts. She's smart, but is she playing dumb?

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Daily Show's John Oliver gets own six part special

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 18th 2009 6:31PM
The second funniest guy on The Daily Show named John is finally getting his own corner of Comedy Central's airspace.

John Oliver has been tapped by the network to do a six part stand-up series cleverly titled John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show. The specials will feature Oliver's signature stand-up as well as performances from his personal favorite comedians including Janeane Garofalo, Brian Posehn, Paul F. Tompkins and fellow Daily Show correspondent Kristen Schaal.

This is bound to be a real treat. If you haven't seen Oliver's stand-up either in person or from the comfort of your living room, you are missing out on some quality, edgy satire. His first special, Terrifying Times, was a real eye opener on American culture, politics and media. It should have been by the CIA as evidence to put Domino's on the "no fly" list (if you saw his special, that makes more sense, sort of).

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What You Missed Last Night: Jon Stewart, the ball, and the stick

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 17th 2009 11:25AM
It's the holiday season, and for the kids that probably means toys. Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart had a bone to pick with the National Toy Hall of Fame and the criteria to use when they choose toys to be inducted. Stick got in the hall before ball?

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Hannity gets caught by Jon Stewart ... and apologizes?!?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 13th 2009 8:33AM
Hannity, Jon Stewart
Once again people, I'm forced to ask the obvious question: what the hell is going on here? Have we crossed over into the bizarro world? Is up now down? Has black become white? Did Lou Dobbs just announce that he's leaving CNN to take over the host chair of G4's Attack of the Show?

The other day, Jon Stewart called out Sean Hannity and his self titled show for what appeared to be doctored footage of Michelle Bachmann's recent health care rally dubbed the "Super Bowl of Freedom" (does that have anything to do with the Tostidos Fiesta Bowl of Human Rights?) spliced together with images from Glenn Beck's "9/12 Rally" to make the crowd look bigger.

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Jon Stewart explains Fox News

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 30th 2009 5:10PM
Whatever your political opinions are and however your cable news tastes run, you have to admit that this Daily Show examination of how Fox News works is pretty smart. Not just as an explanation at how the news side works with the non-news side of the network, but as an explanation of how any organization can spin things their way.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
For Fox Sake!
www.thedailyshow.com

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The Shake Weight is either the most erotic or hilarious exercise ad ever

by Danny Gallagher, posted Oct 29th 2009 3:30PM
Tuesday's Daily Show with Jon Stewart brought a pressing and shocking concern to my eyes, something the American people as a whole have largely ignored: the ridiculous ad for the Shake Weight.

Most exercise infomercials are already crazy and unintentionally hilarious in and of themselves, but this ad deserves the Mark Twain Prize.

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What You Missed Last Night: CNN will have to leave it there

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 13th 2009 11:35AM
I've never noticed how often the hosts at CNN - almost all of them - say the phrase "we'll have to leave it there" when they run out of time when interviewing a guest. But The Daily Show noticed it, and last night they were all over CNN about it.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
CNN Leaves It There
www.thedailyshow.com

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What You Missed Last Night: Jon and Blago

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 25th 2009 11:32AM
It must be odd for someone who has been ridiculed and talked about so much on a talk show to then be on that talk show as a guest. Whether you're Bill Clinton on The Late Show with David Letterman or Rod Blagojevich on The Daily Show last night, it must be weird for both the guest and the host.

In this clip (which Jon Stewart gives a special introduction to because the interview went long and got weird), Jon and Blago talk about a range of issues, starting with his hair. (Unedited interview here.)

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What You Missed Last Night: Scoldplay

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 17th 2009 12:04PM
Are you sick of the whole Representative Joe Wilson controversy yet? Were you sick of it four or five days ago? Jon Stewart and The Daily Show are too, and last night they showed how the people asking for an apology from Wilson are being hypocritical, and how both sides do this all the time and then ask for an apology when the other side does it.

In other words, politics really suck.

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What You Missed Last Night: The Audacity of Hos

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 16th 2009 12:28PM
If you've been watching television over the summer, you probably know about the Glenn Beck/FOX News investigation into the ACORN organization. Recently two young college students went undercover at one of the organization's offices and tried to get money for their prostitution ring. Last night Jon Stewart and The Daily Show had a very funny piece on it. (Video also here.)

They've come up with great titles for segments, but "The Audacity of Hos" is one of their best.

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Lewis Black on his new special, The Daily Show, and the Root of All Evil

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 4th 2009 11:16AM
Lewis BlackFor thirteen years, Lewis Black has been ranting and raving as a correspondent for The Daily Show, venting about all things political and pop cultural. For much longer than that, he's been a an actor, a playwright, and stand-up comedian, playing clubs and theaters everywhere around the country.

He taped his latest special, Stark Raving Black, earlier this month in Detroit for a fall release in theaters October 8th before it heads to a new premium HB cable channel called Epix, where it will debut December 5. (Black also filmed a documentary about his transition from a writer to a comedian - he's unsure where that will end up). And Big Bang Theory fans will be happy to know he'll be doing a cameo on the show September 28. I spoke with him by phone last week.

Why release the new special theatrically?

In order to... I think... I've got no idea. Everyone around me seemed to think it was a smart idea. Why not? I'm interested in seeing how that works and if it does work. It's another way to reach people.

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